Life as seen through rectangular pupils

Confession: Everything I know about life, I learned from my goat.

What? You thought from my sisters? That was last month, for heaven’s sake.

Lesson 1: Jump all over everyone you love. They’ll be speechless. With delight, of course!

Lesson 2: Adopt a mother who is not of your species. “When my billy and my nanny forsake me, then the Zooks will take me up.”

Lesson 3: Run from anything that’s four years old.

Lesson 4: If you’re hungry, tell the world about it. Good things come to those who bleat.

Lesson 5: When you’re walking with a loved one, by all means walk as close to him as possible. Dodging in, around, and partially beneath his feet is particularly endearing.

Lesson 6: If it doesn’t look edible, it probably is.

Lesson 7: Entanglements are meant to be enjoyed. Have at them. They create interesting puzzles for those who rescue you later.

Lesson 8: If a door is open, walk through it.

Lesson 9: Conversely, if a door is not open, walk through it too.

Lesson 10: If you have to use the bathroom, use it now.

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11 years ago

Oh, I absolutely LOVE it! Sounds like you have the perfect complimentary pet for Regan! 🙂

Mom Coblentz
11 years ago

I’m laughing out loud, and needing to share it with everyone else in the room. Goats are a one-of-a-kind pet. BUT that still doesn’t mean I want one. 🙂

11 years ago
Reply to  Mom Coblentz

Agreed, Barb! Shall we start a “I love the Zook’s Goat but It Stops There Club” ???

11 years ago

Your precious goat sounds like such a trip…I can’t wait to meet her!!! 🙂

Irene Bontrager
11 years ago

Reading your post brought the first laugh for today! We used to have goats when I was small. Brought back memories! Thanks for helping me remember long forgotten childhood memories of our goats. We eventually got so annoyed with our 2 goats that we sold them. They ate too much of the wrong stuff one day! Then mom had enough. That was the end of our goat story!

11 years ago

This made me laugh. Someday I have to tell you about my parent’s not-so-endearing sheep, Tillie. I am not so in-love with creatures of the four-legged kind…especially in the way of goats and sheep, thanks to her. But your goat does sound cute 🙂

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